We’ve all heard that some stars have crazy demands while they’re out on tour and every so often someone releases the contents of the tour riders.
Taste of Country recently compiled a list of some of the demands of a few of our favorite country stars. Most of them aren’t too ‘out there’ but a few are definitely head-scratchers… but if you compare our country favorites with the pop world, country wins!
Taylor Swift: This superstar starts her day off with something many of us might: a Grande iced caramel latte, grande iced Americano and a sliver of pumpkin loaf. She apparently also requests Twizzlers, spaghetti and jars of dill pickles.
Shania Twain: Local farmers markets rejoice when this lady comes to town. The vegetarian requires fresh supplies of all kinds of veggies including lemons, papayas, beets, broccoli and ten pounds of carrots.
Keith Urban: This likes to eat healthy! He eats two breakfasts- one pre- and one post-workout. And he requests no butter is used in any of his meals.
Rascal Flatts: These guys want to be sure anyone on their tour can get a massage anytime and she’s available to the crew, too. They have a female masseuse who works for $1 a minute and there’s no minimum time requirement, so you could just get a 5-minute massage if you want.
Faith Hill: She and husband Tim McGraw requested a mini campground to be set up outside their buses complete with AstroTurf. Faith also likes lilies in her dressing room.
Alabama: The group has a pretty strict no-animal policy, although it’s not clear why. Their rider states that if any animal is found backstage, the band will no perform. On the other hand, they are very environmentally friendly, requesting reusable silverware whenever possible.
Kid Rock: In addition to a snack-filled catering list, Kid Rock asks each venue for a selection of Fruit of the Loom or Hanes underwear. Specifically, he wants a pack of white T-shirts (with pocket), a pack of white tank tops and a pack of white boxer shorts ( size medium). In addition, Rock asks for a pack of white crew socks for his day. Fans can rest easy knowing the singer is always wearing clean undies when he sings.
Now check out some pop stars and their demands.
- Kanye West – limo driver must wear all cotton clothes – no man-made fibers.
- Mary J. Blige – a brand new toilet seat.
- Justin Bieber – four packages of white t-shirts and four packages of white socks.
- Katy Perry – driver must not converse with Katy or look at her in the rear-view mirror. (Stop Looking At Me)